Troops evict IPOB, ESN from hideout in Anambra – Official

troops of nigerian army have raided a suspected hideout of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing, ESN in Orsumoghu, Ihiala Local Government Area of ​​Anambra State. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu, who revealed this in a statement on Monday, said the gunmen have been terrorizing area residents and security agencies from hiding for some time. He said the troops met “stiff resistance” from the gunmen during the clearing operations in the border communities of Anambra and Imo states. “They (the gunmen) were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the troops, forcing them out of hiding,” he said. He said investigations revealed that the hideout served as a base of operations for the head of a vigilante group in the area, Innocent Obieke, also known as ‘Double Lion’, who is said to “surreptitiously coordinate the criminal activities of IPOB and ESN.” “in the communities. . “The suspect is currently on the run as troops have stepped up operations to close in on him and his cohorts,” Brigadier General Nwachukwu said. Twenty two pump action rifles, 19 dane pistols, six machetes, assorted mobile phones, a laptop computer and a working Toyota Hilux pickup were among the items recovered during the operation. The Army spokesman called on the public to continue to support troops and other security agencies with credible and timely information leading to the arrest of criminals in their area. IPOB, a group seeking to create an independent Biafra state that they want to separate from the southeast and some parts of the south-south, has been linked to deadly attacks in the two regions. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Troops evict IPOB, ESN from hideout in Anambra – Official